Streaming Video from a Remote IP Camera or Video Encoder

Updated Aug 3, 2023

Reported In


  • NI-IMAQdx


Axis M7014

Issue Details

I need to connect to an Axis M7014 video encoder communicating via a RJ45 Ethernet port. The video encoder itself is connected to two cameras attached via two Coaxial F connectors. I want to receive the video stream. How do I do this?


Have a look at the example VI Task » Hardware Input and Output » Vision Acquisition » NI-IMAQdx » High-Level » in LabVIEW's Example Finder.

This example VI demonstrates an easy way to grab a video from a 3rd party camera, and also having access to every single frame/picture in the video stream.

Additional Information

A camera needs to be set up in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX) first:

The camera's name in NI MAX is how the camera is referred to from within LabVIEW. This name can be changed in NI MAX by right-clicking the corresponding entry and then selecting Rename...: